Two prominent Perth businesswomen have moved on to new government roles, with Heather Zampatti named the new chair for Lotterywest, while Libby Lyons has become a director of the national Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
Two prominent Perth businesswomen have moved on to new government roles, with Heather Zampatti named the new chair for Lotterywest, while Libby Lyons has become a director of the Workplace Gender Equality Agency.
“Her current position at Bell Potter and her experience as a board member will bring significant commercial and financial expertise to the Lotterywest board,” Mr Barnett said.
Ms Zampatti is also a member of the Australian Securities and Investments Commission’s financial services consultative committee, and was formerly a member of the Australian government’s takeover panel.
She was also previously the chair of the Princess Margaret Hospital Foundation.
She will begin in the role immediately.
“Ms Lyons has extensive experience including in management, government and public policy,” Employment Minister Eric Abetz said.
Minister Assisting the Prime Minister for Women Michaelia Cash said the government was looking forward to working with Ms Lyons to try and reduce the gender pay gap and to raise awareness of strategies that can assist employers.
“The agency has an important role in helping the government achieve the G20 target of increasing female workforce participation by 25 per cent by 2025,” Senator Cash said.
Ms Lyons replaces Helen Conway, and will serve in the role for five years from October.